Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Welsh Festival of Land Rovers

We are proud to be helping to arrnage the inaugural Welsh Festival of Land Rovers hosted by the South Wales Land Rover club

The poster says it all ... click for a bigger version to print and share ...


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Audio Killed the Radio Star

It's been quiet on here, but busy in the background because I have been working hard with friends from the South Wales Land Rover Club on preparation for the Welsh Festival Of Land Rovers

As part of that two of us  (Tom and myself) were invited to present a short interview on the DRIVETIME program hosted by Ian Edwards about Land Rovers on the GTFM local radio station.



It was fun,  Ian was an excellent host and had a good laugh at my use of visuals in the studio which if course did not come across on Radio. We were able to give the event a good plug which is what we were aiming for

If you want to listen to it just CLICK HERE to play the MP3 file 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Welsh Festival of Land Rovers

Here is an event which Land Rover Katy will be at and we are happy to support


If you would like to bring a vehicle please contact Marc and complete an entry form  

Monday, 24 July 2017

Proud as Punch - Kelmarsh 2017

You have to arrive before 8pm said the instructions for the Kelmarsh show and despite that being a real challenge to get there after work, we made it in time for the last of the sunshine, so here we are in the evening golden glow of the last hour of light 


The next day the dawn broke not so sunny but it was still a fine day as long as you avoided PC's Rhys and Huw who would give you any number of tickets as they buzzed around in their 'Mini Me'


The organisers tried hard to avoid fact that the the weather was getting windier, and even had a go at launching the Land Rover balloon. I'm sure it made it at least a foot off the ground, but was fun to watch all the same


Later on the sun did come out and the SWLRC stand looked excellent even if our awning was a little sad (it did cost £35.00 after all). We had quite a few visitors and it was really nice to meet Les and Jane from the 127 club and listen to all the excellent work they have done on their vehicle.


Events in the main ring tended to feature either mud, or shiny things like below and were vaiously watchable depending on the weather, but given the level of interest we had in Katy it was not that easy to get to watch things on the weekend days (Friday there were not so many people there)


Out of the arena one of our members was saved from disappointment by the Challenge South West team.  Thanks guys if you ever need a jump start in South Wales I am sure we will do our best to return the favour!


In my area of interest there were some lovely ambulance vehicles. 

Too many to show here, but in highlight 2 absolutely top notch camper conversions based on Pulse Land Rovers in the North Wales Land Rover club, and this pristine looking one (on the outside at least, it is also a camper)  


And in the stand next to us this cracking Locomotors - also a camper conversion with LPG conversion to feed the original V8 which is still in place


Finally we had a team photo at the front of Kelmarsh Hall


And then one just of Katy


Finally, finally we were incredibly honoured to be singled out for this wonderful certificate


As she is a work in progress I came home armed with a load of spares and even more ideas on how we should improve her so my To Do list is even longer

All in all a fun weekend was had by all of us and I am sure that we will make a return journey at some time future

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Be Positive

On the recent trip to Anglesey, and afterwards as well Katy suffered from a slew of electrical issues 

I chased loads and loads of symptoms 

All the advice I got was "check your earth". 

Well I did and it wasn't a problem, but what eventually was identified as being the problem thanks to a mate in the SWLRC was in the positive connection.. so here is a shiny new one and all is well with the world (well Katy's electrics anyway) 






Thursday, 22 June 2017

Anglesey Unplanned

The plan was simple - head to Anglesey in convoy with SWLRC, No plan other than that 

The start wasn't so simple it took a new top hose and ... 


Plenty of cleaning up to get us going


It was a wonderful night camping in Builth Wells


And they all looked as good in the morning


 Then we went to Claerwen Reservoir Dam. Scene of the famous 1986 Land Rover Advert



And on through the lanes, sometimes taking the correct route ...


 All to end on Anglesey where Land Rover was apparently thought up by Maurice Wilks and his brother Spencer Wilks


And a quick trip to Red Wharf Bay where the first design was drawn in the sand


Sadly Katy had had electrical gremlins all the way up so after I managed to start her I decided on a non-stopping (of the engine) run back

I did stop just south of Snowdonia as the view was so wonderful - here she is with the engine Running



Friday, 16 June 2017

Up Up and Away...

2:00 pm CD doesn't work...
2:30 pm It does ...




not me ... good customer service so I'll happily give them a plug

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